Posted on 03/18/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

For a third straight year, the National Book Critics Circle Awards were handed out virtually.

One of the most prestigious literary prizes in the United States, the contest honors the best books published the previous years in English in the US.

Here are the most recent winners:

AutobiographyGay Bar: Why We Went Out, by Jeremy Atherton Lin

BiographyAll the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler, by Rebecca Donner

CriticismGirlhood, by Melissa Febos

NonfictionHow the Word Is Passed, by Clint Smith

Poetryfrank: sonnets
, by Diane Seuss

John Leonard Prize (best debut)Afterparties, by Anthony Veasna So

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